A4 Spotlight: Beachmound Renovation

A4 Spotlight: Beachmound Renovation

Newport, Rhode Island is famous for its grand mansions. There were large houses built during the Colonial Era and the time between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, but it was during the Gilded Age which lasted from 1865 to 1915 that the largest number and...
Newport Spotlight: Rose Island Lighthouse

Newport Spotlight: Rose Island Lighthouse

There is one kind of building type that is only found along the coastlines of the world: the lighthouse. From the earliest days when the great lighthouse at Alexandria was considered one of the great wonders of the ancient world, to the present day, these buildings...
A4 Spotlight: Ochre Court

A4 Spotlight: Ochre Court

Salve Regina University is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2022. Although plans by the Sisters of Mercy were set in place many years before, in 1947 the nuns received the gift of Ochre Court from the Goelet family. The building was originally designed by Richard...
A4 Spotlight: George Champlin Mason Jr. House

A4 Spotlight: George Champlin Mason Jr. House

Amongst the many historic structures that populate Newport’s rich architectural landscape, one name appears again and again: George Champlin Mason.  From 1860 until the mid 1890s, George Champlin Mason Sr. and his son of the same name designed more than 150...
Newport Spotlight: Redwood Library

Newport Spotlight: Redwood Library

Among the many firsts that Newport, Rhode Island is famous for and proud of is the Redwood Library, the oldest continuously operating purpose-built library in America. Through it’s construction and expansion over time, the building has been an icon of both the...